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Happily Married
Dedicated March 2021

Wedding website: dos and donts?

Happily Married, on December 27, 2020 at 11:02 AM Posted in Planning 0 12
Hi brides and brides-to-be!


FH and I are struggling with our wedding website, and I would appreciate dos and donts, and tips and tricks! 馃槉
How did you get started on your website? Is it necessary to include the website on the save the dates?!
We have so many gorgeous pictures that we can upload and share, but I鈥檓 struggling with the content. I鈥檓 a very sappy person IRL but I am not very sappy behind a computer screen, nor do I use a lot of flowery language so I鈥檓 in need of help!
馃啒 thanks in advance!
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12 Comments

Latest activity by Happily Married, on January 8, 2021 at 10:59 AM
  • H
    Master July 2019
    Hannah
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    I would definitely include the website on the save the date. You don't have to have all the "our story" flowery stuff. The main purpose of the website is to provide information. We had the link for the hotel block, information about the area, the shuttle schedule from the hotel to our venue, etc.. It's an easy way to convey all the important information, just in case they want to get a jump on planning or they lose the invitation. If you want to include how you met, bios of your bridal party, and all that, you can. But that's not the main thing people go on the websites for.
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  • Yasmine
    Master October 2020
    Yasmine
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    It's not necessary but you definitely can include the website on the save the date. Many websites have templates that you can follow, that's how I designed ours on Zola. I chose a template that I liked and customized it to fit our wedding.


    We added pictures as well
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  • Ashley
    Savvy May 2021
    Ashley
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    I do not think it is necessary to put your wedding website on your save the dates. However, if you are having a destination wedding or know people will have a lot of questions, it can help ensure they have a place to look for details. Some people who want to plan ahead, may want notice beforehand about where hotel blocks are and where you are registered. Even if your site isn't done, you could put basic info in and say it will be updated and to check back soon.

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  • Michelle
    Master April 2021
    Michelle
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    We included our website on the STD鈥檚- they don鈥檛 go on the invitations. We鈥檙e using The Knot- I love the forums on WW but I鈥檝e seen too many brides have issues with the site they purchased (The Knot is free).
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  • Eri
    Super October 2020
    Eri
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    Your wedding website only needs to be as personal as you want it to be; most people will be looking for specific pieces of information鈥攈otel block info, registry links, etc.


    We used WithJoy and loved it!
    I also included the link on our save-the-dates.
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  • SLY
    Master January 2022
    SLY
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    Our wedding website is through Zola and I highly recommend it!
    It鈥檚 not necessary to put it in save the dates, but if you鈥檒l be having your guests rsvp on your website, and have all your wedding info in their...then it鈥檚 useful to include it.

    We did this on our save the dates so our guests can see a few of our photos, registry, wedding party, etc.
    Most wedding websites have a layout you follow to help!
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  • L
    Dedicated August 2021
    Lw
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    We are date twins!! Our wedding website is basic: story, hotels, restaurants/coffee, things to do. Just a link to each one, no descriptions. We also have the ceremony/reception details. We put engagement pictures on the website as well.
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  • H
    Devoted August 2023
    Hhh
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    Wedding website templates include so many options that it is a daunting task! Try to start on the things guests will actually need: date, location/city, time (morning vs evening), travel logistics (Reccomended airport, hotel blocks), other wedding events they are invited to (like welcome party or farewell brunch), and anything unique they need to know when making travel plans.
    The pictures and story are a bonus for guests. Try writing down notes in your phone over the next few weeks when you remember cute things from your relationship story - then you can sit down and pull them into a cute, short note for the website 馃槉
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  • Rachael
    Savvy April 2021
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    Felicia,
    I would definitely recommend putting your wedding website on your Save the Dates and invitations. Not only does it cut down on paper, but you can also put much more information on your website than you can send in an envelope.
    I would also recommend getting a browser extension such as Grammarly (it鈥檚 free!) to help write the wording on your website. It can help with grammar, tone, sentence structure, etc.
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  • Imani
    Beginner June 2023
    Imani
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    I think The Knot is so much better. The Knot also affiliated with wedding card companies and Minted. I think their website is better.

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  • Michelle
    Rockstar December 2022
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    Including the website on the save the date makes the most sense. Unless you plan to mass-email it to everyone on it's own which will get lost and ignored. It should not be included on invites at all except for an online RSVP option.


    You can go simple and to the point with pictures and sharing your story as you wish. Most people tend to use it instead of details cards, with more information than can be provided on a details card..plus needing to get the info out long before 2 months prior to the wedding. Since you can include registry info/links which do not go anywhere near the invites themselves.
    List where the wedding is taking place. If there is a hotel block and necessary info for that. Directions from the major freeways. Rsvp option (rsvpify.com is popular and can be linked directly). Any pre/post wedding events open to everyone. Registry store links.


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  • Happily Married
    Dedicated March 2021
    Happily Married
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    Thank you everyone for all of the wonderful suggestions and tips / tricks! We ended up putting our wedding website on our Save the Dates. 馃槉 I feel like getting the Save the Dates done and working on the website makes it feel a little more real, and it鈥檚 helping me get a little more excited.


    Thank you beauties!
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